So this is my first blog ever, not just for this website, but ever in my life. Its mostly because i can't believe people read blogs. i mean, seriously people! i usually think this while I'm reading one. It's usually like, "blah, blah, blah, the last episode of Lost...blah, blah, blah Frappuccino, blah, blah. blah eating babies" and its fascinating because you are essentially reading a journal entry that was written to be read while pretending to be candid. like that guy who writes his diary with the idea that someone was going to read it some day. But we keep reading them. Of course they usually have an agenda, whether it is celebrity gossip, political gossip, local gossip, personal gossip, b-list celebrity gossip, movie gossip, television gossip, theatre gossip, art gossip, music gossip, inner, intra and inter-office gossip, has-been celebrity gossip, gossip gossip or medical prognosticating. without such lofty purposes there would be no real reason to read them unless the writer was just balls to the wall funny.
I'm only balls to the floorboards funny, so i, too, shall have a purpose; that is to give you some insight into what it is like to create and mount a very successful haunted house in New York City, and the progress we are making on this year's house - Nightmare: Ghost Stories! woohoo!
I'll tell you more in my follow up blogs, but essentially we are through the concept phase and this year's house is going to be a super-haunt. not just in the sense that it is, ya know, "super!" but in the sense that it is twice as big as any house in year's past. it might be one of the longest haunted house walk-throughs out there. i am aiming for 35 minutes. we had hoped in year's past for the house to be around 25-30 minutes, but usually hovered around the 17-22 minute marks. so how does one solve that problem? well, make it twice as scary (really paralyze you guys in there) and make it physically twice as big. done and done!